44: Graffiti, White, and Stairs is a book by rising Chicago photographer Greg Rothstein. Documenting a journey of recovery through symbolic images, Rothstein brings the viewer along with him on a personal reflection of his past life.
"I almost find bios such as these challenging. You see, I love to talk, more importantly I love to talk about myself and tell people about myself, because I consider myself quite an interesting human being. However finding the words to talk about myself I feel is difficult at times.
By nature, I am loud, obnoxious, and most importantly funny. Creativity has always been something very close to me, whether it was creating my own Lego sets, writing the two movie scripts I have completed or making elaborate excuses as to why the dishes never got done I have always found ways to be creative and express who I am.
I want all of this to be demonstrated in my work, whether it be in a single print or in a book. The visual arts are truly something I am passionate about.